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Abbreviations

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q.d. or Q.D. :
DNU-Write "daily" or "every day"
q.o.d or Q.O.D :
DNU-write "every other day"
U :
DNU-write "unit"
IU:
DNU-write "internation unit"
MS or MSO4 :
DNU-write morphine sulfate"
MgSO4:
DNU-write "magnesium sulfate"
.5 mg:
DNU-write "0.5 mg" Use zero before decimal point when does is less than a whole.
1.0 mg:
DNU-write "1 mg" do not use a trailing zero
cc:
Use "ml" instead
Ug:
Use "mcg" instead
< or > :
Spell them out
Drug names:
Write out full name of drug
@:
write "at"
supp:
Suppository
V.O.:
verbal order
gr:
grain
mEq:
miliequivalent
gtt:
drop
m2:
square meter
SR:
sustained release
susp:
suspension
T.O.:
telephone order
m, min:
minim
A.D or ad
right ear
A.S. or as
left ear
A.U. or au
both ears
ID:
intradermal
IM:
intramuscular
IV:
intravenous
IVPB:
IV piggyback
KVO:
keep vein open
L
left
NGT:
Nasogastric tube
O.D. or od :
right eye
O.S. or os:
left eye
O.U. or ou
both eyes
PO, po, os :
by mouth
SC, subc, sc, SQ, subQ:
subcutaneous
SL, sl, subl:
sublingual
TKO:
to keep open
Vag:
vaginal
AC, ac
before meals
ad lib :
as desired
B.i.d or bid
twice a day
c
with
hs
hours of sleep
NPO
nothing by mouth
PC or pc
after meals
PRN or prn
As needed, whenever necessary
q
every
qAM
morning
qh
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
s
without
stat
immediately
T.i.d or t.i.d
Three times a day